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2019-20
MS. AMERICA PAGEANT
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  Ms. America 2019-20 - Joanna Hairabedian
Ms. America 2019-20 - Joanna Hairabedian
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Ms. America 2019-20 - Joanna Hairabedian and her court

1st Runner-up - Kayla Johnson - Ms. Oregon
2nd Runner-up - Sydnee Michaels - Ms. Hawaii
3rd Runner-up - Athena Fleming - Ms. Golden State
4th Runner-up - Roseanne Spindler - Ms. Indiana
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Ms. America® 2019-20 Crown Goes to
Joanna Hairabedian from California


Besting 39 Women from all across the United States, 
Hairabedian Begins Her Journey as Ms. America
® 2019-20

Long Beach, CA – Joanna Hairabedian, Ms. West Coast was crowned Ms. America® 2019-20 at the National Pageant held Saturday, August 24, 2019-20 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

The Ms. America® Pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, married, widowed, with or without children.

The pageant is based on four areas of competition: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and Finalist On-Stage Question that are each worth 25% of their total score.  Ms. America® International  is for women 40 years of age and up and the winner of the Ms. International is based on her ability to do consistently well throughout all areas of the pageant; judges competition scores, ads sold in the program book and People’s Choice thru Internet Voting. New this year is the crown Ms. America® Elite for those 50 years of age and up.


As Ms. America® 2019-20, Joanna Hairabedian starts her journey that will take her from spotlight to spotlight on behalf of an organization that enriches the lives of women across the country, who are passionate about giving back to others through volunteer service and being the inspiration that helps others achieve their dreams. Hairabedian is a singer, song writer and author who helps transform lives through her music and motivational speaking. Founder of The Royal Princess Crowning Program she instills inner confidence and self-esteem for girls and women.

Ms. America 2019-20 first runner-up went to Kayla Johnson, Ms. Oregon, second runner-up is Sydnee Michaels, Ms. Hawaii; third runner-up went to Athena Fleming, Ms. Golden State; and fourth runner-up is Rosanne Spindler, Ms. Indiana.

This year, the Contestants together made over 600 appearances which contributed to over 3000 volunteer service hours. All contestants in the pageant received the Presidential Volunteer Service award for the Class of 2019. The 2018 National titleholders made over 350 appearances and each received Presidential Volunteer Service award, which included a gold medal pin, certificate, and a letter signed from the President of the United States on White House stationery.

2019-20 SPECIAL AWARDS:

Ms. For America Award – Sierra Scott, Ms. Kansas
People’s Choice Award – Adri Maisonet Morales, Ms. North Carolina
Spirit of America – Danielle Marie Brandon, Ms. Texas
Power of the Crown – Jill Annette Short, Ms. Maryland
Crown for a Purpose – Joanna Hairabedian, Ms. West Coast
Media Award – Lauren Ragazzo, Ms. Greater California
Photogenic Award – Susan Lindley, Ms. California Regional
Congeniality Award – Ms. Indiana State, Minniequa Johnson
Community Service Award – Diem Ngoc Nguyen, Ms. Georgia State
Woman of Distinction – Carlie Gintoli, Ms. Florida
Empowering Women Award – Mahima Singh, Ms. Pennsylvania
Excellence Award – LaTanya Morris, Ms. Illinois
Directors Award – Athena Fleming – Ms. Golden State
Spirit of Pageantry Award given by Pageantry Magazine – Wendy Goetschel, Ms. Southern California
 
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Ms. America® International 2019-20 went to LaTresa Doleman, Ms. Georgia. Ms. America® International represents women 40 years of age and up who are single divorced or married with a dedicated platform they are an advocate for.

LaTresa’s platform is Brain Tumor/Cancer Awareness.  This two sport Division I student-athlete founded Making a Better Me Inc., a non-profit organization to help youth and an organization called Tall Girls Rock to build self-esteem in tall girls and women around the world.  Doleman is the wife and caregiver to Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman, a brain cancer survivor.
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Ms. International 2019-20 - Adri Maisonet Morales
Ms. International 2019-20 - Adri Maisonet Morales
People's Choice Award winner thru Internet Voting winning $12,888.00
People's Choice Award winner thru Internet Voting winning $12,888.00
Ms. International™ 2019-20 went to Adri Maisonet Morales, Ms. North Carolina. She was also the People’s Choice Award winner and walked away with $12,888.00.  Morales is an executive for a multi-billion-dollar healthcare company, an entrepreneur and a national award-winning thought-leader and speaker. She volunteers more than 100 hours annually with various charities and advocates for the Body Positivity Imperative.
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New this is year is the first Ms. America® Elite 2019-20 that went to Sierra Scott, Ms. Kansas. Ms. America® Elite 2019-20 represents women 50 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married with a dedicated platform they are an advocate for. This Emmy and Telly Award winning journalist currently hosts two positive television shows called “Positively Kansas” and “Your View”.  Sierra is a two time Presidential Gold medal winner for volunteerism for donating her time at more than 100 charity events a year. Her platform, ’Show Your Scars”, encourages people to celebrate their imperfections and use them to motivate and inspire others.
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2018
MS. AMERICA PAGEANT
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Ms. America 2018 - Brittany Wagner
Ms. America 2018 - Brittany Wagner
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Ms. America 2018 - Brittany Wagner and her court

1st Runner-up - Sarah Ramsey - Ms. Texas
2nd Runner-up - Sherrie Gearhart - Ms. Illinois
3rd Runner-up - Dee Lane - Ms. North Florida
4th Runner-up - Tina Abbantangelo - Ms. Nevada
Ms. America® 2018 Crown Goes to
American Diabetes Association Spokesperson


Brittany Wagner Begins Her Journey as Ms. America® 2018
 
Long Beach, CA – Brittany Wagner, from Wisconsin was crowned Ms. America® 2018 at the national pageant held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
 
Wagner’s walk across the stage to accept the crown as Ms. America® 2018 marked her first steps on a journey that will take her from spotlight to spotlight representing an organization that enriches the lives of women across the country, who are passionate about giving back to others through philanthropic endeavors being the inspiration that helps others achieve their dreams.
 
Ms. America® 2018 – Brittany Wagner is a graduate of The New York Film Academy with a degree in Acting and a graduate from Victor Valley College with a Liberal Arts Degree. As a professional actress and model for 10 years, she is co-staring in the 2018 film "Bachelor Lions." She is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association and has been advocating at all their annual events for the past 7 years, after her father passed away from complications of Diabetes.  Brittany is the Gala Committee Chairman and member of the Advocacy Committee. For 2 years, Brittany educated on etiquette at the Women’s Empowerment Conference at USC, an advocate for Brain Injury and Breast Cancer Awareness at several walks and marathons. She has been involved in pageants for over 18 years at the local, state, national and international levels. She feels being an active queen and representing her community is one of the most rewarding experiences ever.
 
Ms. America® 2018 first runner-up is Sarah Blanton Ramsey, Ms. Texas; second runner-up is Sherrie Gearhart, Ms. Illinois; third runner-up is Dee Lane, Ms. North Florida; and fourth runner-up is Tina Abbantangelo, Ms. Nevada.
 
Ms. America® International 2018 went to Kimberly Jones, Ms. Sonoran Desert. Ms. America® International represents women 40 years of age and up who are single divorced or married with a dedicated platform they are an advocate for. Kimberly Jones, from Scottsdale, AZ, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Supervisory Federal Agent with the Treasury Department. Her platform is Care for the Caregiver-Survive and Thrive, and it focuses on providing support and resources to caregivers of traumatic brain injury survivors.
 
Ms. International™ 2018 went to Jolyn Farber, Ms. New York. She was also the People’s Choice Award winner and walked away with $12,218.90. Jolyn earned a Juris Doctor and worked as Fortune 500 attorney until opening her own successful real estate investment company.  Jolyn advocates for Mental Health Awareness and supports openness, empathy and action regarding the stigma and bias surrounding mental illness.  People from across the globe connect with Jolyn through her social media accounts and speaking engagements.  She is so proud to be Ms. International™ and to follow in the footsteps of the many accomplished women who have held the title over the years. 
 
2018 SPECIAL AWARDS:
Spirit of America – Sarah Ramsey, Ms. Texas
Photogenic Award – Carlie Gintoli, Ms. Florida
Congeniality Award – Dee Lane, Ms. North Florida
Community Service Award – Danielle Cox, Ms. Utah
People’s Choice Award – Jolyn Farber, Ms. New York
Power of the Crown – Dr. Tina Abbantangelo, Ms. Nevada
Crown for a Purpose – Dr. Dawn Mooney Digrius, Ms. Greater California
Special Award - Most ads in the program book: Monica Zaragoza, Ms. California
Media Award – Sherri Gearheart, Ms. Illinois and Cheryl McDermott, Ms. South Carolina (tie)
Woman of Distinction – Cheryl McDermott, Ms. South Carolina and Carlie Gintoli, Ms. Florida (tie)
 
Live streaming was provided by AlertTheGlobe.com with hosts Stephanie Mills, Ms. America® 2015 and Scott Stewart, the host and producer of the TV show “What’s Up Orange County” that airs on KDOC, Time Warner and Cox Communication. Official Photographer was Daniel Pham and special entertainment provided by Brooke Mills.
 
Sponsors for this year’s Ms. America® Pageant Inc. are California Body Sculpt, Just Pure Essentials, Episkinz, New Beginnings, Claire's Collection, AlertTheGlobe.com and Apollo Printing.
 
About Ms. America® Pageant Inc.
The Ms. America® Pageant is a California Limited Liability Corporation that currently owns and runs the Ms. International, Ms. America® and Ms. America® International and Miss Pacific U.S. contests. The pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, widowed or married. There are four areas of competition: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and On-Stage Question that are each worth 25% of their total score.  Ms. America® 2018 is for women 26 years of age and up, Ms. America® International 2018 is for women 40 years of age and up and the winner of the Ms. International™ 2018 is based on her ability to do consistently well throughout all areas of the pageant; judges competition scores, ads sold in the program book and People’s Choice thru Internet Voting.  
 
CEO of the Ms. America® Pageant Inc. is Susan Jeske from Orange County, California. Susan’s background includes over 20 years in the beauty industry and was crowned Ms. America® 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas besting 50 other contestants. Her platform was “Students Against Violence” and she made over 150 presentations to schools across the country. Susan is also known for holding the Guinness Book of World Record for singing the National Anthem at the most events in a 24-hour period and has sung the National Anthem for 7 United States Presidents. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States for her volunteer service. Website about Susan Jeske: www.SusanJeske.com.
 
 
Ms. America® is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000. For more information, go to www.MsAmericaPageant.com and www.MsInternationalPageant.com. Connect with the Ms. America® Pageant on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MsAmericaPageant and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MsAmerica.
 
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Ms. America International 2018 - Kimberly Jones
Ms. America International 2018 - Kimberly Jones
Ms. International 2018 - Jolyn Farber
Ms. International 2018 - Jolyn Farber
Announcement of Special Awards
Announcement of Special Awards
People's Choice Award Internet Voting Winner - Jolyn Farber - Ms. New York
People's Choice Award Internet Voting Winner - Jolyn Farber - Ms. New York
Ms. America International 2018 - Kimberly Jones, Ms. America 2018 - Brittany Wagner, Ms. International 2018 - Jolyn Farb
Ms. America International 2018 - Kimberly Jones, Ms. America 2018 - Brittany Wagner, Ms. International 2018 - Jolyn Farber
Ms. America Pageant Panel of Judges
Ms. America Pageant Panel of Judges
Opening Production Number
Opening Production Number
Opening Production Number
Opening Production Number
Emcee Scott Stewart and Co-Emcee Stephanie Mills, Ms. America 2015 with 2017 and 2018 National Titleholders
Emcee Scott Stewart and Co-Emcee Stephanie Mills, Ms. America 2015 with 2017 and 2018 National Titleholders
CEO - Susan Jeske with 2017 and 2018 National Titleholders
CEO - Susan Jeske with 2017 and 2018 National Titleholders
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